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The Wellington Region

Residents' place of work

In 2013, 3,393, or 1.4% of the Wellington Region’s working residents travelled outside of the area to work.

Understanding where employed residents travel to work is important information for Local Government. It assists in planning and advocacy for roads and public transport provision. It also helps to clarify the economic and employment drivers across areas and assists in understanding the degree of employment self containment within a local government area. Areas with a high level of self-containment are likely to either be remote areas without the opportunity to commute out, large metropolitan size TAs, or central city areas with a diverse employment base. In contrast, suburban residential areas near large cities often have a low level of self-containment.

The data that are presented below are based on the 2013 Census Question: 'In the jobs that you worked the most hours in, during the 7 days to Sunday 3 March 2013, did you work at home, or work away from home?'. If the 'away from home' response is chosen, the question asked 'Print the full address of the place you mostly worked at.'

This dataset is then cross-tabulated with the person's current usual residential address to create a matrix of home to work, with the focus of the analysis on the work destination. All people in this table had a usual residence address in the Wellington Region, and the table breaks down their area of work destination, based on the workplace address.

Derived from the Census:

'In that job, did you mostly? Work at home or work away from home. Print the full address of the place you mostly worked at.'

Employed persons aged 15 year and over

Overview
Employment location of residents
Wellington Region2013
Number%
Work within the Region212,79090.3
Work outside the Region3,3931.4
Live within the Region, work location unknown19,4078.2

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Employment location of residents, 2013
Employment location of residents, 2013 8.2% 1.4% 90.3%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and
Dwellings, 2013.
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Detailed breakdown by TAs
Top 10 areas of employment
Wellington Region2013
Local Government AreaNumber%
Auckland City9090.4
Horowhenua District4650.2
Palmerston North City3390.1
Christchurch City2910.1
New Plymouth District1050.0
Hastings District930.0
Marlborough District810.0
Tararua District720.0
Hamilton City660.0
Napier City630.0
Tauranga City570.0
Nelson City480.0
Ruapehu District450.0
Whangarei District450.0
Dunedin City450.0
Manawatu District420.0
Wanganui District390.0
Far North District390.0
Taupo District390.0
Tasman District330.0
Queenstown-Lakes District330.0
Gisborne District300.0
Rotorua District300.0
Thames-Coromandel District300.0
Whakatane District240.0
Central Hawke's Bay District240.0
Timaru District240.0
Selwyn District210.0
Rangitikei District210.0
South Taranaki District180.0
Mackenzie District180.0
Central Otago District150.0
Buller District150.0
Waipa District150.0
Waikato District150.0
Matamata-Piako District120.0
Waimakariri District120.0
Waitaki District120.0
Southland District120.0
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Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Excludes areas with fewer than 10 residents.

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